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This week's theme: Words that seem risque.
titivate (TIT-i-vayt) verb tr., intr.
To make smarter; to spruce up; to decorate.
[From earlier tidivate, perhaps from tidy + elevate. The word titillate is from Latin titillare (to tickle).]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"[Karen Kilimnik's] journey has been marked by theatricality -- such as putting small, roughly painted pictures in a Venetian palazzo titivated with flowers and feathers." Philippa Stockley; A Wacky Take on the 18th Century; Evening Standard (London, UK); Feb 21, 2007.
The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion. -Arthur C Clarke, science fiction writer (1917- )
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